updated July 4th, 2022





Tough Journey to Malawi

The time had come at last: an IPA Team could visit Malawi. It was impossible to catch up ...





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Tough Journey to Malawi

on everything that had been missed in the past three years. But getting to know potential new partner organizations and seeing a great number of projects was well worth the effort.

The programme was ambitious, and it didn't help that Pietro Tomasini was taken ill after a few days. Not unusual for travelling in Africa, diarrhea and sickness forced him to stay in bed, eventually even to go to hospital. The irony of it was that just days before the still complete team had visited the hospital of Rumphi as a potential project. The situation there is as horrifying as might be expected: 200 beds for an average of 400 patients, and everything is in short supply. Help is urgently needed and could be offered with small and big sub projects. It was not the only visit that was hard to bear. The journey's programme could be accomplished with extra effort – in spite of one team member lying ill. It provided IPA with sufficient information and new partners to tackle these problems.




The operating theatre – emblematic of the wretched state of the hospital